Articles & thoughts

Louise rests her hand on some moss on a fallen tree branch. She wears a black sweater and has short silver grey hair.

What is forest bathing?

I’m starting to offer Forest bathing in South Kerry this summer, or Shinrin-yoku, and the first question most people ask is “What is Forest Bathing?” I’ve been dreaming about sharing this form of meditative ecotherapy for so long, I’d forgotten that it’s not that well known! Invented in Japan in the 1980s, forest bathing is …

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Spring blooms in a window against a blue sky with a few white wispy clouds.

Hello spring equinox

Anyone else feel five million times happier and more productive on a sunny day in early Spring?? Everything seems wonderful on a day like this & I wonder how I can hold onto this feeling. The truth is, we can’t, can we? But I’m slowly learning that I can change how I feel without depending …

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Louise yoga teacher sat on a blue mat smiling at the camera. She's stroking a small, v cute black and white dog

How can i sit comfortably in yoga?

Oh gosh, we’ve all been there! Unless you grew up in a culture where you regularly sit on the floor, you will NOT be comfortable sat on your mat in a yoga class. So, what do you do? Sit on a chair if that’s possible! I’m only half joking. There aren’t always chairs available in …

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Louise in side plank pose with a knee on the floor, smiling at the camera

Stiff muscles and how yoga can help

People often think that bringing relief to a stiff neck and shoulders might involve lots of rolling our heads around but we do very little of that in my yoga classes. Often stiff muscles are weak muscles, so I wanted us to think about building strength in this part of the body, especially the upper back. …

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Louise standing on one leg with the other crossed over in eagle pos. Her arms are outstretched and she's smiling. She's standing on a green yoga mat and Rosie the small black and white dog is sleeping on a blanket on the sofa next to her.

class diary gently activating some spring energy

Exercising the nervous system The postures we’ve been working on this month gently activate the nervous system. They give us a bit of a lift. I hope that feels nice at a time of year that can feel a bit ‘meh’ weather wise. Because outside, we can see Nature is responding to increasing warmth & light …

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rainbow over hills with grey skies and sunlit clouds.

february yoga class diary

Creating Space with the Breath A low energy time for me as the stresses of the past few weeks caught up with me, boo! I missed (ignored!) the warning signs my body and brain were sending and it suddenly hit me when I went to rest yesterday afternoon. I was exhausted and in pain and …

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Restorative yoga & live cello workshop

My next workshop takes place on Sunday, May 26th at 4pm. In May, nature is at full throttle, her sounds and scents filling the air. But we don’t always feel quite the same! Let me help you access rest and gently recover your energy with a special 2 hour workshop. If the weather is good, …

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why practice gratitude?

It’s something you hear all the time isn’t it? Start a gratitude journal, practice gratitude every day, blah blah blah. But why should we practice gratitude? And HOW do we do that? In my experience, this gratitude stuff really works. It’s not a sudden dramatic thing, but gradually, as I’ve looked for something to be …

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Louise on a yoga mat with arms raised in a balancing tadasana pose. Rosie, the black and white dog is curled up on a stool behind her

join my online yoga membership today

📅 With three live classes a month, you’ll join me for a yoga practice that is adapted to you. Can’t make it to the live session? No worries! The recordings will be available for the entire month. You can practice at a time that suits you best. 🌈My membership is all about inclusivity. Whether you’re …

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